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Social Security Administration Sued for Third Same-Sex Widower Denied Survivor’s Benefits

Michael Ely and James “Spider” Taylor in their final photo together before Taylor's death.
National
This is the third lawsuit Lambda Legal has filed in the past year challenging Social Security’s requirement that couples be married for at least nine months to qualify for survivor’s benefits. ...
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Social Security Administration sued on behalf of lesbian seeking spousal survivor benefits

Politics Local
Helen Thornton and Lambda Legal are suing the SSA for spousal survivor benefits in the state of Washington. ...
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SSA Grants Spousal Benefits to Texas Widow in Lambda Legal Case

National
Lambda Legal has announced the resolution of its lawsuit against the Social Security Administration on behalf of a Texas widow denied spousal benefits after the death of her wife. ...
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Murray, 118 Colleagues Urge SSA to Stop Penalizing LGBT Couples 

Politics
U.S. Senator Patty Murray and 118 congressional colleagues sent a letter to make sure the Social Security Administration is treating all marriages equally. ...
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Social Secuity Administration to Retroactively Grant Spousal Benefits

Politics
The Social Security Administration will retroactively process spousal benefits claims for same-sex couples who lived in states that did not previously recognize their marriages. ...
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Lambda Legal Sues Social Security Administration on Behalf of Gay Chicago Widower

Lambda Legal Marriage Equality Case
Top News Politics
Following Carl’s death, Dave applied to the Social Security Administration for back disability benefits and a lump-sum death benefit, but was turned down. ...
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Texas Widow Sues Social Security Administration for Spousal Benefits

Texas Widow Sues Social Security Administration for Survivor Benefits
Top News Politics
The couple lived in Texas, which refuses to recognize their marriage. Social Security is denying Kathy survivor’s benefits earned by Sara. ...
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GLAD Sues the Social Security Administration on Behalf of Widow

Top News National
After DOMA was struck down, SSA denied Deb’s appeal, claiming that Rhode Island would not have recognized Deb and Pat’s marriage at the time of Pat’s death. ...
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Administration Announces Expansion of Federal Protections to Married Same-Sex Couples

Top News Politics
Major announcements were revealed Friday from the Obama administration regarding VA benefits and benefits to same-sex couples. ...
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Social Security Administration Updates Procedures for Transgender Spouses

Top News Politics Health
The Social Security Administration updated its policies and procedures regarding transgender individuals to receive benefits through their spouses. ...
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